Young Soloists

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Date Location Price
16 Jan 2020 » 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa 2.600 - 4.600 ISK
  • Program

    Jacques Ibert Flute Concerto
    Max Bruch Violin Concerto no. 1
    Arne Nordheim Spur, Concerto for Accordion and Orchestra
    Alexander Arutiunian Trumpet Concerto in A-flat Major

  • Conductor

    Anna-Maria Helsing

  • Soloists

    Kristín Ýr Jónsdóttir
    Sólveig Vaka Eyþórsdóttir
    Flemming Viðar Valmundsson
    Gunnar Kristinn Óskarsson

The future of music in Iceland depends in no small part on the young people who study here or are taking their first steps in the professional world. The annual young soloists' competition gives outstanding students the opportunity to perform a concerto or sing a selection of vocal music with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra — an invaluable experience for any classical musician.

The Iceland Symphony sponsors the competition in cooperation with the Iceland Academy of the Arts (IAA). It is open to university-level students, irrespective of which school they attend. This concert is eagerly anticipated every year, and the atmosphere at the concert is nothing short of magical.

The competition was held in autumn 2018, and the winners are Kristín Ýr Jónsdóttir, Sólveig Vaka Eyþórsdóttir, Flemming Viðar Valmundsson and Gunnar Kristinn Óskarsson.

At the podium is Finland's Anna-Maria Helsing, who has conducted the Iceland Symphony numerous times, with excellent results. She was Chief Conductor of the Oulu Symphony from 2010 through 2013, the first woman to hold such a position in Finland.